Tango Boise

Argentine Tango In Boise

Thursday Night At Ochos
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night At Ochos

All-levels group lessons on Thursdays will be exploring a different theme each month. November’s theme is TBA! (More info)

*7:00 pm - 8:00 Beginner Lesson Taught by Tommy and Christian ($5 drop in)
*8:00 pm - 9:00 "Beyond Beginner” Lesson Taught by Tommy and Christian (some tango experience required)
*9:00 pm - 11:00 Practilonga with DJ Christian A.

  • Member: $8 “Beyond” Lesson and Practica, $6 Practica only

  • Student & Senior Member: $6 Beyond” lesson and Practica, $5 Practica only

  • Non-Member: $10 “Beyond” lesson and Practica, $8 Practica only

Not a member and wanting to join?  Go HERE for more details.

Hosted by Debbie Campbell

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Tango DJ Workshop Series
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Tango DJ Workshop Series

Note: Full workshop series limited to first 8 registrants! Workshop 1 has no registration cap.

This three-workshop series taught by Tommy Smith on tango music and DJing is designed for those who want a deeper understanding of tango music, individuals who would like to start DJing in Boise, or existing DJs who want to improve and expand their knowledge.

FOR LISTENERS: Take Workshop 1 (Nov. 3rd) only. This workshop is open to all and is great for deepening your understanding of music and the DJing process.

FOR DJS: Take all three workshops. Included in registration are three take-home assignments that will be evaluated by Tommy and instructions on how to access a starter collection of tango music. Those who complete all workshops and assignments will be an "in-training DJ" (IT DJ) and will able to start DJing Tango Boise events under supervision. Will you be Boise's next IT DJ?


Ochos, 515 W Idaho St.
Saturday Mornings, November 3, 10, 17th 11 am -12:30 pm
$20 for Workshop 1 only, $60 for series.

Prepay to reserve your spot (limit 8) or take your chances and pay at the door. Contact Tommy via Facebook messenger or the contact info listed here: https://www.tangoboise.com/tommy

WORKSHOP 1: Background and Music
November 3rd
We'll kick things off with some background on tango music to put everything into context. We'll discuss orchestras, styles, how to listen and what to listen for. How to differentiate songs good for dancing will be discussed, as well as how to build your music collection. We'll end with tanda-building exercises and group discussion.
Homework: Construct 5 tandas using the information discussed and bring them to the next class. Music will be provided to you.

WORKSHOP 2: Energy and Guidelines
November 10th
What is this mystical "energy" I keep hearing so much about? How do I keep people dancing all night? We'll demystify the concept of dance energy and discuss how to build a playlist that people will love. We'll also talk about common pitfalls, the guidelines of DJing, and when those guidelines can be bent (or broken!)
Homework: Analyze a provided playlist. Draw an energy curve, and discuss when the DJ followed guidelines, and when they strayed.

WORKSHOP 3: Technical and Alternative
November 17th
In the final workshop of the series, we'll tackle the technical side of DJing. We'll cover all the things you'll need to keep your playlist sounding great, including song file quality, volume control, and equalization (EQ). How to run a sound system will be discussed. Finally, we'll talk about DJing non-tango (alternative) music - what additional things you need to worry about, how to find and select good music, and when to play it.
Homework: Build a playlist with the guidelines given, paying attention to energy and flow.

About Tommy
Tommy started DJing tango 6 years ago, born out of a desire to elevate the music at Boise milongas and practicas. Since that time he has worked steadily to improve his DJing and deepen his understanding of tango music. He regularly provides music weekly in Boise as well as frequently being invited to DJ festivals out of town, including Helena's Tango Uprising, Missoula Spring Tango, Denver's Tango on the Rocks, CONNECT in Ashland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City Tango Festival. His upcoming DJ locations include Chicago's Windy City Tango Festival and Tango Holiday in Washington DC.

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Thursday Night At Ochos
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night At Ochos

All-levels group lessons on Thursdays will be exploring a different theme each month. November’s theme is TBA! (More info)

*7:00 pm - 8:00 Beginner Series Taught by Aaron and Tera ($8 drop in)
*8:00 pm - 9:00 "Beyond Beginner” Lesson Taught by Tommy and Christian (some tango experience required)
*9:00 pm - 11:00 Practilonga with DJ Christian W.

  • Member: $8 “Beyond” Lesson and Practica, $6 Practica only

  • Student & Senior Member: $6 Beyond” lesson and Practica, $5 Practica only

  • Non-Member: $10 “Beyond” lesson and Practica, $8 Practica only

Not a member and wanting to join?  Go HERE for more details.

Hosted by Debbie Campbell

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November Milonga with guest DJ "La Greca"
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

November Milonga with guest DJ "La Greca"

Doors open at 7:45 pm

8 to 9 pm All Levels Lesson
9 to 11 pm Milonga with Traditional Golden Age and Modern Tango music by DJ “La Greca”

11 to Midnight Milonga with Alternative Tango by DJ Tommy

One size fits all pricing - $10!


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Meet Glykeria aka DJ “La Greca”

An active member of the Portland, Oregon Tango scene, I co-host the long-standing Thursday Norse Hall Milonga, teach the weekly Friday night "TGIF" Series of Tango Classes, and regularly bring guest instructors for my tango community and students. Given my ancestral roots, I also host the popular Greek Island Tango Retreat, now entering its seventh year. 

Trained in New York City and Buenos Aires, I have been dancing and teaching Argentine tango for over a decade.  As an outgrowth of my training, I became aware of tango not only as an art form and social dance, but also as a vehicle to explore non-verbal communication that increases attunement to ourselves and to others.  

My background in the study of Argentine Tango further includes research demonstrating the therapeutic and health benefits of Argentine Tango, culminating in my obtaining a Master's Degree in Dance & Movement Therapy. My classes and workshops are enriched with this knowledge, offering a supportive learning environment, promoting the art of connection.  Moreover, I strive to infuse my teaching, dance and hosting of tango with somatic awareness, emphasizing balance, elegance, solid technique and creativity.

www.tangogly.com

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Tango DJ Workshop Series
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Tango DJ Workshop Series

Note: Full workshop series limited to first 8 registrants! Workshop 1 has no registration cap.

This three-workshop series taught by Tommy Smith on tango music and DJing is designed for those who want a deeper understanding of tango music, individuals who would like to start DJing in Boise, or existing DJs who want to improve and expand their knowledge.

FOR LISTENERS: Take Workshop 1 (Nov. 3rd) only. This workshop is open to all and is great for deepening your understanding of music and the DJing process.

FOR DJS: Take all three workshops. Included in registration are three take-home assignments that will be evaluated by Tommy and instructions on how to access a starter collection of tango music. Those who complete all workshops and assignments will be an "in-training DJ" (IT DJ) and will able to start DJing Tango Boise events under supervision. Will you be Boise's next IT DJ?


Ochos, 515 W Idaho St.
Saturday Mornings, November 3, 10, 17th 11 am -12:30 pm
$20 for Workshop 1 only, $60 for series.

Prepay to reserve your spot (limit 8) or take your chances and pay at the door. Contact Tommy via Facebook messenger or the contact info listed here: https://www.tangoboise.com/tommy

WORKSHOP 1: Background and Music
November 3rd
We'll kick things off with some background on tango music to put everything into context. We'll discuss orchestras, styles, how to listen and what to listen for. How to differentiate songs good for dancing will be discussed, as well as how to build your music collection. We'll end with tanda-building exercises and group discussion.
Homework: Construct 5 tandas using the information discussed and bring them to the next class. Music will be provided to you.

WORKSHOP 2: Energy and Guidelines
November 10th
What is this mystical "energy" I keep hearing so much about? How do I keep people dancing all night? We'll demystify the concept of dance energy and discuss how to build a playlist that people will love. We'll also talk about common pitfalls, the guidelines of DJing, and when those guidelines can be bent (or broken!)
Homework: Analyze a provided playlist. Draw an energy curve, and discuss when the DJ followed guidelines, and when they strayed.

WORKSHOP 3: Technical and Alternative
November 17th
In the final workshop of the series, we'll tackle the technical side of DJing. We'll cover all the things you'll need to keep your playlist sounding great, including song file quality, volume control, and equalization (EQ). How to run a sound system will be discussed. Finally, we'll talk about DJing non-tango (alternative) music - what additional things you need to worry about, how to find and select good music, and when to play it.
Homework: Build a playlist with the guidelines given, paying attention to energy and flow.

About Tommy
Tommy started DJing tango 6 years ago, born out of a desire to elevate the music at Boise milongas and practicas. Since that time he has worked steadily to improve his DJing and deepen his understanding of tango music. He regularly provides music weekly in Boise as well as frequently being invited to DJ festivals out of town, including Helena's Tango Uprising, Missoula Spring Tango, Denver's Tango on the Rocks, CONNECT in Ashland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City Tango Festival. His upcoming DJ locations include Chicago's Windy City Tango Festival and Tango Holiday in Washington DC.

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Thursday Night At Ochos
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night At Ochos

All-levels group lessons on Thursdays will be exploring a different theme each month. November’s theme is TBA! (More info)

*7:00 pm - 8:00 Beginner Series Taught by Aaron and Tera ($8 drop in)
*8:00 pm - 9:00 "Beyond Beginner” Lesson Taught by Tommy and Christian (some tango experience required)
*9:00 pm - 11:00 Practilonga with DJ Debbie

  • Member: $8 “Beyond” Lesson and Practica, $6 Practica only

  • Student & Senior Member: $6 Beyond” lesson and Practica, $5 Practica only

  • Non-Member: $10 “Beyond” lesson and Practica, $8 Practica only

Not a member and wanting to join?  Go HERE for more details.

Hosted by Debbie Campbell

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Tango DJ Workshop Series
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Tango DJ Workshop Series

Note: Full workshop series limited to first 8 registrants! Workshop 1 has no registration cap.

This three-workshop series taught by Tommy Smith on tango music and DJing is designed for those who want a deeper understanding of tango music, individuals who would like to start DJing in Boise, or existing DJs who want to improve and expand their knowledge.

FOR LISTENERS: Take Workshop 1 (Nov. 3rd) only. This workshop is open to all and is great for deepening your understanding of music and the DJing process.

FOR DJS: Take all three workshops. Included in registration are three take-home assignments that will be evaluated by Tommy and instructions on how to access a starter collection of tango music. Those who complete all workshops and assignments will be an "in-training DJ" (IT DJ) and will able to start DJing Tango Boise events under supervision. Will you be Boise's next IT DJ?


Ochos, 515 W Idaho St.
Saturday Mornings, November 3, 10, 17th 11 am -12:30 pm
$20 for Workshop 1 only, $60 for series.

Prepay to reserve your spot (limit 8) or take your chances and pay at the door. Contact Tommy via Facebook messenger or the contact info listed here: https://www.tangoboise.com/tommy

WORKSHOP 1: Background and Music
November 3rd
We'll kick things off with some background on tango music to put everything into context. We'll discuss orchestras, styles, how to listen and what to listen for. How to differentiate songs good for dancing will be discussed, as well as how to build your music collection. We'll end with tanda-building exercises and group discussion.
Homework: Construct 5 tandas using the information discussed and bring them to the next class. Music will be provided to you.

WORKSHOP 2: Energy and Guidelines
November 10th
What is this mystical "energy" I keep hearing so much about? How do I keep people dancing all night? We'll demystify the concept of dance energy and discuss how to build a playlist that people will love. We'll also talk about common pitfalls, the guidelines of DJing, and when those guidelines can be bent (or broken!)
Homework: Analyze a provided playlist. Draw an energy curve, and discuss when the DJ followed guidelines, and when they strayed.

WORKSHOP 3: Technical and Alternative
November 17th
In the final workshop of the series, we'll tackle the technical side of DJing. We'll cover all the things you'll need to keep your playlist sounding great, including song file quality, volume control, and equalization (EQ). How to run a sound system will be discussed. Finally, we'll talk about DJing non-tango (alternative) music - what additional things you need to worry about, how to find and select good music, and when to play it.
Homework: Build a playlist with the guidelines given, paying attention to energy and flow.

About Tommy
Tommy started DJing tango 6 years ago, born out of a desire to elevate the music at Boise milongas and practicas. Since that time he has worked steadily to improve his DJing and deepen his understanding of tango music. He regularly provides music weekly in Boise as well as frequently being invited to DJ festivals out of town, including Helena's Tango Uprising, Missoula Spring Tango, Denver's Tango on the Rocks, CONNECT in Ashland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City Tango Festival. His upcoming DJ locations include Chicago's Windy City Tango Festival and Tango Holiday in Washington DC.

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Thursday Night At Ochos
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night At Ochos

All-levels group lessons on Thursdays will be exploring a different theme each month. November’s theme is TBA! (More info)

*7:00 pm - 8:00 Beginner Series Taught by Aaron and Tera ($8 drop in)
*8:00 pm - 9:00 "Beyond Beginner” Lesson Taught by Tommy and Christian (some tango experience required)
*9:00 pm - 11:00 Practilonga with DJ Tommy

  • Member: $8 “Beyond” Lesson and Practica, $6 Practica only

  • Student & Senior Member: $6 Beyond” lesson and Practica, $5 Practica only

  • Non-Member: $10 “Beyond” lesson and Practica, $8 Practica only

Not a member and wanting to join?  Go HERE for more details.

Hosted by Debbie Campbell

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Thursday Night At Ochos
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night At Ochos

All-levels group lessons on Thursdays will be exploring a different theme each month. November’s theme is TBA! (More info)

*7:00 pm - 8:00 Beginner Series Taught by Aaron and Tera ($8 drop in)
*8:00 pm - 9:00 "Beyond Beginner” Lesson Taught by Tommy and Christian (some tango experience required)
*9:00 pm - 11:00 Practilonga with DJ Christian A.

  • Member: $8 “Beyond” Lesson and Practica, $6 Practica only

  • Student & Senior Member: $6 Beyond” lesson and Practica, $5 Practica only

  • Non-Member: $10 “Beyond” lesson and Practica, $8 Practica only

Not a member and wanting to join?  Go HERE for more details.

Hosted by Debbie Campbell

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Thursday Night At Ochos
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night At Ochos

All-levels group lessons on Thursdays will be exploring a different theme each month. November’s theme is TBA! (More info)

*7:00 pm - 8:00 Beginner Series Taught by Aaron and Tera ($8 drop in)
*8:00 pm - 9:00 "Beyond Beginner” Lesson Taught by Tommy and Christian (some tango experience required)
*9:00 pm - 11:00 Practilonga with DJ Christian W

  • Member: $8 “Beyond” Lesson and Practica, $6 Practica only

  • Student & Senior Member: $6 Beyond” lesson and Practica, $5 Practica only

  • Non-Member: $10 “Beyond” lesson and Practica, $8 Practica only

Not a member and wanting to join?  Go HERE for more details.

Hosted by Debbie Campbell

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Thursday Night At Ochos
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Thursday Night At Ochos

All-levels group lessons on Thursdays will be exploring a different theme each month. August's theme is dynamics! (More Info)

*7:30 pm - 8:00 "Fundamentals" (all-levels, not designed for brand new dancers)
*8:00 pm - 9:00 "Focus Lesson" (all-levels. Taking the 7:30 lesson is a requirement for entry to this class unless you already have some experience!)
*9:00 pm - 11:00 Practilonga with DJ Debbie

  • Member: $8 lesson and Practica, $6 Practica only

  • Student & Senior Member: $6 lesson and Practica, $5 Practica only

  • Non-Member: $10 lesson and Practica, $8 Practica only

Not a member and wanting to join?  Go HERE for more details.

Hosted by Debbie Campbell

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Thursday Night At Ochos
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Thursday Night At Ochos

All-levels group lessons on Thursdays will be exploring a different theme each month. August's theme is dynamics! (More Info)

*7:30 pm - 8:00 "Fundamentals" (all-levels, not designed for brand new dancers)
*8:00 pm - 9:00 "Focus Lesson" (all-levels. Taking the 7:30 lesson is a requirement for entry to this class unless you already have some experience!)
*9:00 pm - 11:00 Practilonga with DJ Tommy

  • Member: $8 lesson and Practica, $6 Practica only

  • Student & Senior Member: $6 lesson and Practica, $5 Practica only

  • Non-Member: $10 lesson and Practica, $8 Practica only

Not a member and wanting to join?  Go HERE for more details.

Hosted by Debbie Campbell

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Argentine & Swing
Sep
29
4:30 PM16:30

Argentine & Swing

At September’s end two vintage 1940s dances are coming together. Peas in a pod. Brothers from another mother. The Lindy Hop and Argentine Tango are exploding in popularity in the modern era. So we’re serving up a day long workshop to get you started and excited about both!

The daytime workshops will introduce you to each dance with basic beginner steps and a few fancy moves.

The nighttime dancing will let you relax, have fun and cut loose.

If you happen to already know one of these, you'll have the opportunity to learn the other while helping introduce a new class of dancers to what you love.

 

DAYTIME WORKSHOPS
Carpe Danza Dance Studio, 1736 W Main St.

  • 1-2 pm: Intro to Argentine Tango

  • 2-3 pm: Argentine Tango - simple, fun moves

  • 3-3:30 pm: Break for snacks and socializing

  • 3:30-4:30 pm: Intro to Lindy Hop

  • 4:30-5:30 pm: Lindy Hop part II

NIGHTTIME SOCIAL DANCING
The Olympic, 1009 W Main St

  • 7:30 pm: Doors Open

  • 8-8:30 pm: Lindy Hop Beginner Lesson

  • 8:30-9 pm: Argentine Tango Beginner Lesson

  • 9-11 pm: Vintage Lindy Hop/Argentine Tango Dancing - 50/50 swing/tango - with Dueling DJs Joel and Tommy!

  • 11-12 am: Modern/Alternative Blues/Tango/Fusion

 

TICKETS

Full Day Pass (all inclusive): $50
Workshops a la carte: $15 each
Workshop pass: $40
Dance at The Olympic: $15

YOUR FULL DAY PASS INCLUDES:

  • 4 Lindy Hop and Argentine Tango Workshops taught by Joel Hunter, Stephanie Hinton, Tommy Smith, and Christian Wheelihan

  • Vintage dancing at The Olympic with full bar (21+)

  • Dueling DJs Tommy Smith and Joel Hunter

  • Late night modern/blues/tango/fusion music for the non-conformists in the crowd

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